Dilithium replacement Edit
Interesting. Wasn't there - at some time - a reference by Geordie to the use of trilithium in warp cores - just as dilithium now - as being the next step in warp drive evolution? I'm not sure which episode this might be from, but what I'm sure of is that it was mentioned in this article. Was it removed? And why? – Ambassador 21:26, 24 June 2007 (UTC)
TNG: Season 6 Epi 18 "Starship Mine" Edit
Trilithium resin was described as a highly volatile waste product of warp engines in this episode. It was spoken of as an explosive weapon but it was not referred to as an element or anything that would come from an ore. Is there an official explanation to this? If so, it would definately need to be added to this article since it was apparently the first time trilithium was mentioned. Interesting enough, Picard knew exactly what it was in this episode and even knew that it was dangerous to move around, I suppose something like nitroglycerin is known for today. However, in Generations when Riker heard the word trilithium, he said something to the effect of "Trilithium? I've heard of dilithium but not trilithium." I am sure, though, that there can be an explanation to all this. I will look into all this, but I do not have as much time as other editors may have. Blue Pulsar 04:38, 7 July 2008 (UTC) Italic text
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles used it first Edit
In the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episode "The Big Rip-off" a military facility called Fort Charles was guarding the "only trilithium crystal in existence". [In previous episodes, they mentioned crylithium (both an homage to Star Trek's dilithium)] The episode was released December 20, 1989. The first mention of trilithium in Star Trek was trilithium resin in "Starship Mine", released March 29, 1993. TMNT beat them to it. Just a trivia tidbit.